Wednesday, 12 April 2017

Sam's fat four-eyed and useless

This term I have been reading and studying the novel …fat four-eyed and useless


I found this novel very interesting because you never really knew what was going to happen next.


During the novel I had to complete two major assessment tasks. The first is an Explain Map which shows the consequences of a major event in the book. The second was a Describe++ Map (Inference map) which shows I how I have connected prior knowledge and other experiences to what I have been reading to make an inference.


National Standard this covers
Year 7/8  Standard
  • using several pieces of information to make inferences
  • using their prior knowledge, along with information in the text, to interpret abstract ideas, complex plots, and sophisticated themes
  • I can use a range of strategies, such as inferring, to work out more complex words.

Tuesday, 14 March 2017

Games with minimal or no equipment.

Games with minimal or no equipment.


In PE we have been participating in a variety of games that require little or no equipment.
Below is the Matrix which shows our progression in this unit of learning.


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The table below shows my understanding of games with minimal or no equipment.
(Fill this table in, in as much detail as possible. )


Examples of Games that need minimal or no equipment.
What equipment would we usually need to play these games.  
Why do we play games with minimal or no equipment?
octopus
hide and seek
tag
chain tag
cones
bibs
so we know what to do if all the sports gear was taken
and so we can play at home with no equipment


My Strengths.  
Some things that I have done well during this unit of learning are is being a pals and trying touse no equipment or minimal
because ilike sport games such as rugby


My Next Steps.
Some things I could improve on when playing games with minimal or no equipment are asking the kids what they want to play

Because the kids don't always wont to play

writing

In writing I have been learning to:
  • use all basic punctuation independently
  • attempt more complex punctuation (eg semicolons, colons, parentheses)


I have been especially focussing on using parentheses and commas. I have highlighted these in green where I have used them as well as other punctuation that I changed because it was used incorrectly. Here is a piece of my writing that shows this.28/2/17        


Hi I'm Sam and I am going to make a article for you

Leadership is a skill of being able to motivate people/ teams to work towards a goal. There are 6 traits of an effective leader: Integrity, Trustworthy, Resilient, Goal focused, Active Thinker, Motivational.My key leadership role is pals which is when you make an game for the other kids.My goal is to get 50 or more kids and to show the 6 traits.`

One of the traits are Resilient and that is one of my goals because (jak and Lindsay) do their job,of writing the peoples names on the board each day of the every week.I have got to show resilience when the kids don't like the game that we are playing we have got to change. When you are resilient you have to think of what game to change too if the kids don't like.


My next paragraph is about active thinking. Jak O' shows this value when he’s got too 2 things on he has got to think what one is more important and do that one. When they don't like the game you are playing you have got to have another idea for an game. Being resilient you have got to motivate people to play your game

Motivational is a great trait because you came motivate younger people too get involved. Lindsay has shown it to  motivate the other pals too do their job on the days they are meant to be on. You can make kids want too play your game.


Feedback from Mr Ladbrook
Nice work with the commas and brackets. Your ideas are mostly developed and you have linked some of them. Your next step is to remember that proper nouns need to start with a capital

4b

Friday, 2 September 2016

Rebuilding Christchurch



Rebuilding Christchurch with Amazing Ideas  CN L3

WALT consistently read to understand the meaning of the text
Success Criteria
When I am reading I will:
  1. Read texts through more than once so I understand it really well.
  2. Use my knowledge of words to work out how to read difficult words.
  3. Read topic sentences at the start of paragraphs to see what the paragraph is about.
  4. Skim and scan for keywords to help me understand what the text is about.
  5. Use the my knowledge of the text and words, or a dictionary, to work out the meaning of difficult words.
  6. Ask myself questions about the text, especially if I do not understand it.
  7. Ask a buddy or teacher for help if I am stuck.



For each subheading from the article listed below, record what you think the main idea is after reading the text.

Subheading
My understanding of the main idea…..
The Amazing Place City Project
It will be cool but who comes up with the ideas
Getting Ideas
We need some kids help design this is going to be where they live soon and also we need to get  kids like 10 -18 years old
The Dome
Is cool but we need to look at the real build, is it possible ?
Making It Sustainable
Those big kori’s will be hard to waterproof make waterprof
Fun and Science
It was fun but we need stuff for the kids to play and run around

Can you apply your understanding of this article now.
Your Challenge:
Can you think about a project for Oaklands School that could be included in our “Dream Big” ideas. Work in a group of 2 -3.  
Add your ideas and information in the table below.









Gather ideas:
Cool sitting spaces new carpet
Bigger windows
Big slider
Rugby filed
Indoor basketball\gym court  
Soccer fields
Allowed to climb trees
Joint classrooms
Scooter park
Outdoor spaces to learn
Draw your design (google drawing)

paint



How could it be sustainable?
Concrete and timber from pine trees.  
Make a model of it. (What equipment will you need to gather?)
Egg cartons
Cardboard
Paint
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Monday, 22 August 2016

design an Olympic stadium / village

Use the media of your choice to design an Olympic stadium / village.  Consider the range of sports that need to be covered, the expected number of spectators, athlete accommodation and parking / transportation.  Be ready to discuss your design and answer questions!

It has a running track a car park a long jump a swimming pool a hotel a soccer field a horse jumps you will need ex least 87 spectators


the Olympic stadium Hotel for athlets

Olympics village  






























Monday, 25 July 2016

Term 3 Goals

Term 3 2016 Goals,  Review and Next Steps
Name:am
New Goals for Term 3                                                                         
Term 3 Reading Goal and Success Criteria
Review
Eg What strategies have you used to improve? Have you made progress? How do you know?
Next Step
Eg My next step is……...
WALT consistently read to understand the meaning of the text
Success Criteria
When I am reading I will:
  1. Read texts through more than once so I understand it really well.
  2. Use my knowledge of words to work out how to read difficult words.
  3. Read topic sentences at the start of paragraphs to see what the paragraph is about.
  4. Skim and scan for keywords to help me understand what the text is about.
  5. Use the my knowledge of the text and words, or a dictionary, to work out the meaning of difficult words.
  6. Ask myself questions about the text, especially if I do not understand it.
  7. Ask a buddy or teacher for help if I am stuck.





Term 3 Writing Goal and Success Criteria
Review
Eg What strategies have you used to improve? Have you made progress? How do you know?
Next Step
Eg My next step is……...
WALT write our ideas in interesting and varied sentences.
Success Criteria:
We have used:
  • the sentence starter menu in the writing tool box.
  • the sentence opener ladder in the writing tool box.
  • borrowed sentence ideas from other writing.
  • rearranged the words in my sentences in a more interesting way.
  • used different sentence starters.
  • challenged ourselves to use sentence starters further up the ladder to make our writing more interesting.





    Term 3 Maths Goal
Review
Eg What strategies have you used to improve? Have you made progress? How do you know?
Next Step
Eg My next step is……...
WALT find perimeters, areas and volumes of simple shapes
Success Criteria
We have:
  • Calculated perimeter by adding up the measurements of each side of the shape. We have put the correct unit of measurement after the total.
  • Calculated area by multiplying the length by the width of the shape and recorded the answer as a squared measurement.
  • Calculated volume by multiplying the length by the width by the height of the shape and recorded the answer as a cubic measurement.


Add a basic facts goal here.
WALT
I can recall the 7 times tables




From Term 1 and 2 (to be reviewed again at the end of Term 3)
Parent Goal(s)
Review
Eg What strategies have you used to improve? Have you made progress? How do you know?
Next Step
Eg My next step is……...
Make my handwriting neater. improve attention to detail -for example when telling a story





Student Goal(s)
Review
Eg What strategies have you used to improve? Have you made progress? How do you know?
Next Step
Eg My next step is……...
To get neater at writing and spelling




Friday, 8 July 2016

Chinese

WALT say phrases and sentences in Mandarin about food

Ni chi cao mei ma?
Do you eat strawberry?

Wo chi cao mei
I eat strawberry

Wo bu chi cao mei
I don’t eat strawberry

Chi cao mei
I eat strawberry